About The Sleep Doctor
The Sleep Doctor first launched in 2008. Guided by the expertise of Dr. Michael J. Breus, our site has since become a leading authority in the field of sleep health. The Sleep Doctor team is dedicated to helping readers get the rest they need, make meaningful lifestyle changes to ensure high-quality sleep, and achieve peak performance during their waking hours.
We cover all aspects of sleep health and science. Recently, our website has grown to also feature information about different types of sleep products. Our expanding team now includes sleep product experts who personally test mattresses, pillows, sheets, and other bedroom essentials. As The Sleep Doctor evolves, we will continue to deliver evidence-based content intended to help you understand sleep and use this information to sleep better.
Michael J. Breus, Ph.D.
Dr. Michael J. Breus is a clinical psychologist with more than two decades of experience in his field. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Breus is one of the only psychologists to pass the Sleep Medicine Specialty board without attending medical school. In 2021, Reader’s Digest named him the best sleep specialist in the state of California.
Dr. Breus is also a best-selling author. His publications include four books:
- Good Night: The Sleep Doctor’s 4-Week Program to Better Sleep and Better Health (2006)
- The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan: Lose Weight Through Better Sleep (2011)
- The Power of When: Discover Your Chronotype–and the Best Time to Eat Lunch, Ask for a Raise, Have Sex, Write a Novel, Take Your Meds, and More (2016)
- Energize!: Go From Dragging Ass to Kicking It in 30 Days (2021)
Dr. Breus lectures all over the world and serves as an expert resource for most major publications, doing more than 250 interviews per year.
Our team of experts is responsible for personally testing and reviewing every product featured on The Sleep Doctor. Each product undergoes a series of hands-on evaluations based on performance factors that are relevant for sleepers. These tests are the backbone of our product ratings and reviews. If we haven’t evaluated it firsthand, we won’t recommend it.
Each member of our testing and content teams brings years of experience and expertise to their role.
David Rubin: Lead Tester
David is a Certified Sleep Science Coach with a lifelong passion for well-being and health optimization. His interest in sleep developed with the arrival of his son, when sleep suddenly became a precious commodity. Since then, David has researched everything from bedtime routines to mattress toppers in his quest for a great night’s sleep. He has a bachelor’s in international communications and a master’s in business administration. David spends most of his time with his wife and two young children, usually outdoors in his home state of Colorado.
The Sleep Doctor publishes sleep-related digital content. Although some of our content pertains to health and medicine, the information on this site is intended for general purposes and should never substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Our readers should not disregard recommendations from their doctor based on something they have read on The Sleep Doctor. Contact your doctor or local emergency services if you experience a medical emergency, and always consult a physician before taking medication or implementing changes to your diet.
The Sleep Doctor makes product recommendations based on hands-on testing. However, we do not make any representation about the efficacy or safety of these products. Furthermore, we do not endorse specific tests, medications, medical procedures, health products, or clinical care providers featured in our digital content.
The Sleep Doctor maintains affiliate relationships with sleep product brands. These include cost-per-click and affiliate fee relationships, for which we receive a commission when our readers click a product link and purchase that product. Funding from these partnerships allows us to conduct original research, consult with various experts, and bring our readers the informative, in-depth content they have come to expect from this website.
We do not receive a commission if the reader does not complete their purchase, and this commission will be rescinded if the reader buys a product but ultimately chooses to return it. As a result, we have no incentive to promote inferior products or brands with a history of poor customer service. Brands send us products for testing purposes, but these products do not guarantee recommendations or favorable ratings from us. Furthermore, we never receive funding or other types of compensation in exchange for promoting certain products or brands on our site.
We strive for complete transparency with regard to how we test products and choose which ones to feature in our product guides. The bottom line: our working relationships with brands never influence the products we recommend.